Center for Spiritual Wisdom’s second pilgrimage to the Holy Land will be March 5-17, 2020. CSW Director Rob Field will co-lead the group with Jane Hubbard of Atlanta. Rob and Jane were assistant leaders for the center’s first pilgrimage to Israel-Palestine in 2018.
Pilgrimage is a special journey that focuses on spirituality as we visit sacred places. Unlike a tour, a pilgrimage is a retreat on the move, traveling for the purpose of personal growth. The focus is Israel-Palestine, where we absorb the sights, sounds, smells of an ancient land that is spiritual home to three of the world’s great religions. For people of faith, pilgrimage is a journey of renewal, discovery and transformation. Many past participants say this program is “the trip of a life time”.
The daily pilgrimage schedule includes contemplative devotions in the morning, excursions to historic sights, worshiping at some of these places, small group reflection and discussion, use of spiritual practices to reflect on the importance of the journey, and closing worship in the evening. There will be spaces built into the schedule each day for rest and reflection except on travel days.
Here’s an outline of our itinerary:
Thursday, March 5 — Depart Atlanta, GA – evening
Saturday, March 7 — Arrive Tel Aviv, on to Netanya
Saturday – Wednesday, March 7 – 12 — Galilee
(Five days to explore the Galilee region)
Thursday – Monday, March 13 – 16 — Jerusalem & environs
(Four days to explore Jerusalem & vicinity)
Tuesday, March 17 — Return to the U.S., arrive Atlanta, GA
To see the detailed itinerary, click HERE (please note: this is a preliminary itinerary and subject to change due to a variety of factors). Departure will be from Atlanta, GA’s international airport. The cost for the trip will be $5,200 including airfare, ground transportation, hotels, 3 meals per day, pilgrimage leadership, and standard travel insurance. Travel to and from Atlanta is not included. (We recommend making arrangements for travel to / from Atlanta through Academy Travel when you register for the pilgrimage.)
An overview of the pilgrimage and fact sheet can be found HERE.
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WITH A $500 PER PERSON ‘SAVE MY SPACE’ FEE
(will be deducted from your pilgrimage cost & fully refundable through 12/5/19)
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Please direct your questions regarding travel arrangements to Academy Travel (404) 687-2080, 1-800-476-6943 (or use the contact form at Academy Travel). Please direct any questions about the itinerary or pilgrimage leadership to Rob Field at firstname.lastname@example.org